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    Just the one. She's four and endless fun.


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    Marisa belting out "No Good Deed" from Wicked at the spring pops concert (click for video):


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie Gallant View Post
    Today she took me into the Microsoft store, went up to an employee, ands very sweetly said "iPod please?" Just 2 1/2 and she's already trolling, truly she is my daughter.

    You have the best kid ever.

    And this from a person who hates kids! :)

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    Clever girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Gallant View Post
    Folks without young kids may not realize this, but that's crazy early to be reading like that. Did she just kind of take to it, or did you guys prod her along?

    Meanwhile, in an effort to get my 5 year old out of her usual goth/supervillian frame of mind, I asked her the inane question "isn't it nice when people are happy?".

    To which she responded by thinking for a while and saying "Yeah, I want everyone to be happy".

    Then, after a pause. "When I grow up I'm going to build a machine which makes everyone happy. It'll shoot laser beams at their head and make them all happy."

    So, supervillian it is then, I should probably just starting working on her lair now. Anyone know any good volcanic islands for sale?

    EDIT: the face of evil:
    Last edited by PeterGinsberg; 09-05-2011 at 07:08 PM.

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    If only there were a burning building in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterGinsberg View Post
    Did she just kind of take to it, or did you guys prod her along?
    Angie and I were both early readers, so she's got some natural affection for it. She learned to walk a little after she turned one, and once she could, whenever we'd go through a parking lot she wanted to stop at each car and say the letters and numbers on the license plates. She knew her alphabet way before she even learned how to say half the letters.

    She also really likes the PBS Kids shows about reading, Super Why and WordWorld. WordWorld especially taught her all the sounds the letters made. She picked that up amazingly fast and just started saying the sound the letter made along with saying what letter it was. Super Why does a couple extra reading skills in addition to phonics, like context clues and rhyming. They each had small runs of being her favorite show, not quite as long as her run with Kai-Lan though.

    There's also a couple of really good iOS apps that she just plays and plays, the WorldWorld Build-A-Word game and one called FirstWords Deluxe.

    What probably helps the most though is reading to her. We let her see the book while we read it, point to the words as we read, then I'd just stop at a small word and ask her what it was and a lot of the time she has just already memorized them.

    Also, when we take her to the grocery store, the cold sections always have big signs where she can see them. It's fairly easy to teach kids to recognize the words "ice cream", and then they want to learn all the other signs too. It's a game. Recently though, her grocery store game is to say "Hi there, we're in aisle (number of aisle)!" to almost every single person we pass by. That's a game she made up on her own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterGinsberg View Post
    Then, after a pause. "When I grow up I'm going to build a machine which makes everyone happy. It'll shoot laser beams at their head and make them all happy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Gallant View Post
    Angie and I were both early readers, so she's got some natural affection for it.
    Super impressed. I have a not-quite 4 year old girl and she's nowhere near as proficient as your daughter. You must be very proud!

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    My ten year old was nowhere as proficient as Rose at that age, but we did some of the same things, and now she's ahead of everybody in her class. While I'm sure genes play a part, I think having parents that read read read is very important for this development.

    Now she's reading YA fantasy novels on her own and while best in class she's decided to better her English, so she can read the cards in Munchkin Quest without help and crush me. A worthy goal if ever there was one.

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    Fantasy reader and a rule fascist? Obviously a nerd in the making. Well done, Hans!

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    We just had our first kid in August, Markus. Since he's absolutely adorable and utterly photogenic, I'll post pics.

    Five days old:


    At 2.5 months old in his "my mom was too lazy to make me a real bee costume" outfit:


    Dad and son, casual:


    And finally, a video we took a couple of nights ago. Dad was telling me about his lunch time Battlefield 3 game and punctuated his story with machine gun fire. Markus had been completely silent up to this point and then suddenly erupted in the most raucous laughter ever in his 3.5 months of life. He only just recently started laughing so we loved it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGOw...e_gdata_player

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    Damn, that is one happy-looking kid (in the video). Nice going, you two!

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    Isn't a laughing baby the most wonderful sound?

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    Congratulations, Caryn! What a total cutie. :)

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    Great pics. Kids are awesome!

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    Rock on. Tell hubby I hope I look half as casual with my grandkids. :)

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    I walked into the mudroom today, after my daughter had gone silent for about 20 minutes, and found the following:



    The pic was after I ran to grab my phone and ran back in to take the photo. Prior to that, she had it taller than herself.

    She's three. I'm pretty sure I'm in trouble.

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    The look on her face suggests that she thinks she did something wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystery View Post
    I walked into the mudroom today, after my daughter had gone silent for about 20 minutes, and found the following:

    The pic was after I ran to grab my phone and ran back in to take the photo. Prior to that, she had it taller than herself.

    She\\\'s three. I\\\'m pretty sure I\\\'m in trouble.
    She is super cute ;)

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    This is Allie. She's as cute as a button, but considerably louder:
    Last edited by Talisker; 12-02-2011 at 07:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisker View Post
    This is Allie.
    OMG, I love those two lower teeth! What a cutie!

    And she fits in a laundry basket to boot!

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    Our daughter at 1 week old

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    Nymeria keeps a watchful eye on Aria

    (I picked the name - my wife picked the 'i' instead of 'y' spelling to avoid the whole Nazi connotations...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowe33 View Post
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    Nymeria keeps a watchful eye on Aria

    (I picked the name - my wife picked the 'i' instead of 'y' spelling to avoid the whole Nazi connotations...)
    You realize you're going to have to get her a Siberian Huskie when she's 8, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisker View Post
    This is Allie. She's as cute as a button, but considerably louder:
    Cute kid, but maybe it's time you sprang for a proper crib.

    Also, does she know how to run the NFL picks script?

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    He'd kill me if he knew I posted this. My son Vinny, 26. Hide your daughters. ;)

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    Good looking young man. I love the name Vinny! Just rolls off your tongue.

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    20 years ago, I'd be like: Pffft, I could kick his ass. But now, I'm like, yeah, good looking kid. On a tangent note, do Brooklyners (Brooklynites?) still like the Dodgers despite their departure? Or does he just like the team and doesn't care about all that noise?

    PS: Go Atlanta Braves!

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